Scudder's Epiblema (AKA Goldenrod Gall Moth)
Epiblema scudderiana
July 25, 2015

A new Tortricidae for the site, this one in the subfamily Olethreutinae. It looks kind of bird dropping-y, in fact, when I first saw it, I thought it was a little turd (sorry moth...).

The larvae feed on goldenrod, creating galls in the stem.

A nice NATIONAL MOTH WEEK addition!